The Early Learning Centre dates its origins to 1974 when it was established as a mail-order business offering toys and books with educational content. The first ELC retail store opened in Reading later the same year and continued its High Street expansion particularly under the ownership of John Menzies plc who purchased the firm in 1985. Mothercare PLC, took ownership of the company in 2007 and the brand is currently available in approximately 150 UK stores and 360 franchise stores abroad.
Their mission statement is, ‘to do all we can to help parents help children grow into happy, self-confident people.’ As such their toys are designed to enable toddler to discover a variety of textures, colours and sounds to stimulate their educational development. Baby Brands Direct is responsible for supply to independent retailers of these baby toys. Intended to incorporate traditional play value they are also recognised for using techniques such as ultra-sonic welding and virgin plastics to ensure the products withstand rough use by eager hands.
Cot Mobiles, Projectors and Take Alongs are an essential purchase for every parent constituting a significant proportion of the new baby gift sales. As a wholesaler of baby and nursery products, Baby Brands Direct, stocks leading industry brands such as Tiny Love, Fisher-Price and Tomy, Bright Stars, Lamaze Jelly, Taggies, Lamaze, Babymoov, Winnie, Munchkin, Baby Einstein, ELC, CHMILY, Beaba, Lindam, Brother Max, Boon Glo and Safety First.
We also supply audio and light soothers, activity arches, spirals and bars and night lights. Our range covers a variety of price points and designs for retailers to enrich their merchandise with. With parents often buying more than one item, sales have been quickly increasing. You can easily navigate through the following catalogue and select what fits your business best. With our ongoing volume discounts and loyalty credit, we have made sure that our clients are looked after and assisted in their business propositions.
ELC have a legendary reputation, manufacturing toys to consumers which are safe, recyclable and always focused on aiding child development. The brand, its logo and positive heritage make it is highly recognisable and familiar to consumers; a trusted household name. Baby Brands Direct is an appointed nursery wholesaler of Early Learning Centre products to the independent trade. It supplies a variety of baby product categories including gyms and playmats, walkers, activity toys, cot soothers and development toys. ELC says, ‘We create fantastic toys – toys that help develop vital skills, toys that help children get off to the best possible start, and toys that are tremendous fun.’
Cot Mobiles, Projectors and Take Alongs are in high demand because they serve a great purpose. They are playful, cheerful and comforting items that assist in the baby’s sleep and relaxation. They also assist parents immensely in getting enough rest for themselves. Apart from beautiful designs you will also offer practical nursing solutions.
In fact, new-born babies tend to snooze roughly 18 hours a day. Thus, parents look for the best ways to relax their littles ones. With our extensive portfolio your customers can choose from musical to light therapies that will help parents create that nursery a special growing up space. Cot mobiles also assist in strengthening baby's muscles and baby’s coordination development. The top seller, Fisher-Price Rainforest Mobile, is designed to boost baby's visual stimulation with its colourful rainforest characters that spin as the mobile rotates. To find our more what your clients get with each item, browse the following pages and dive into our premium selection.